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janet napolitano, secretary of national security, to the island today. here's what she said. >> we knew that staten island took a hard hit from hurricane sandy. so we wanto make sure that the ght resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community, which is so strong, recover more quickly. >> i can tell you that it's bitter cold. they have no electricity. e of the complaints is that all emphasis is on manhattan. i have a friend who's caped out in lower manhattan. they have no electricity in lower manhattan. con ed is making that emphasis to make electricity be restored. all you see is the trucks can get stuff out now that they have showed up. you don't see the utity company putting the electricity on. it is being restored in other parts. but the area hardest hit is still waiting. neil: what is remarkable is that a lot of local officials, the republican governor, a democratic president, each congratulating the other. ea congratulating local officials that they are on to of it. that things are getting better. but to look at the scenes and the people with om you have t
recover even more quickly. >> secretary napolitano told reporters today they had fema and the national guard on the ground in the northeast with more to come. over 75,000 survivors have applied for federal disaster assistance already and the governor has already given out $15 million in aid. more than 8.7 million liters of water are in place for victims along with 2.6 million meals. the red cross has 258 shelters open across the region. federal officials are moving generators to hospitals and nursing homes still without electricity and the department of defense is helping to air lift utility crews into affected areas to get the lights back on. in new york, officials have restored power to more than 375,000 homes and businesses. people cheered when the lights came back on, gasoline is still tough to come by with lines stretching several miles in some locations across new york and new jersey today. some locations are still without electricity. so the gas cannot be pumped. officials have reopened the port of new york allowing more supplies in including fuel tankers brinking more than 200
. what can you tell us? >> well, janet napolitano, the head of homeland security was there. we have a coordinated response now since 9/11, and the head of fema, who is coordinating the response of all the federal agencies, craig fugate, they are sending federal aid. they are sending generators down tomorrow. all of our tunnels are flooded. it is the worst flooding that the nta has had in 100 years and the worst outage in the history of con edison. con ed does not have the power to clean the tunnels out so the mta can see how it needs to be repaired. the federal government is coming in with generators, with emergency aid. i just got off the phone earlier today with ray lahood, the head of the transportation, and he's working with fema and with napolitano to get aid to the city of new york and the resources. they are coordinating responses with the red cross and others in terms of food, water, and seeing that people down on the lower east side where i was working today, it's the american spirit as the president said, people at their brightest. >> it's the american spirit, but it's als
you, both. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano is in the northeast today to assess hurricane damage. right now she's in connecticut and will be meeting with the governor. later on, she'll head here to new york city. the travel gridlock nationwide from sandy is finally starting to ease up a bit. laguardia airport opened this morning in new york. 600 flights have been canceled today nationwide. right now newark liberty airport has the most cancellation. amtrak service to and from new york is expected to resume tomorrow but on a limited schedule. and parts of new york's crippled is upway system started rolling today. trains at undamaged stations started up at 6:00 a.m. >>> a select number of subway lines in new york city are up and running again this morning. but millions are still without power on this long road to recovery from hurricane sandy. take a look at some new and chilling images. these are from the jersey shore. so many homes destroyed. the entire beach front completely washed out in many towns. the storm is responsible, we're told, for at least 74 deaths. m
of his cabinet members, janet napolitano has been here on the ground. everybody that i've been reporting on has said, down at the local level, that this makes a big difference. it gets the -- it gets the bureaucracy moving. if he did nothing else, he certainly made that happen. >> will this, errol, have any real effect as we go into tuesday and actually as early voting continues considering that chris christie delivered the keynote address at mitt romney's convention? is there,going to turn into a real numbers change for the president? >> there may be a slight advantage to the president, but it won't be because chris christie, you know, hugged him and had nice things to say about him. it will be because a lot of people will not be voting. there are a lot of people who are just going to be out of it. here in new york, all up and down the coast of new jersey, there are going to be a lot of people with much, much more on their minds than anything related to casting a vote. i think depending on where you're talking about, in new york city as least, these have been some of the most conservati
judge andrew napolitano is here. they were posing questions to governor christie. somebody tried to sort of hit him like are you saying ignore environmental things, you know, that kind of stuff. you know common sense christie saying do the right thing, let's save lives and be smart and forget about all these rules. >> it is an interesting statement he made and an interesting juxtaposition you just showed. you have governor christie on the right of the political spectrum -- spectrum. you have the president on the left of the political spectrum, they are both saying forget the red tape, do what you need to do to save lives. which is probably what most people would do. the press conference, which i watched, was in front of government officials. they were applauding him when he said forget about the d.e.p., which is department of environmental protection in new jersey which is about as scrutinizing as the kgb was in the old soviet union. charles: this is the question then, do we need these -- the federal government to really be butting in? do we need fema? do we need this sort of overarching
yesterday afternoon. homeland security secretary judge andrew napolitano will travel to new york to survey the damage. she plans to visit the brooklyn battery tunnel which at this hour remains completely flooded. much of new york city still without power. the big apple recovers from the devastating -- new yorkers do it like nobody else. that is your fox news minute. cheryl: thank you very much. a slew of employment numbers ahead of tomorrow's all-important jobs report. weekly jobless claims down 9,000 to 63,000. adp telling us private-sector jobs up to 158,000 but according to challenger, layoffs were up 41%. joining us is george russell, president of the nation's largest staffing firm. what do you make of all these numbers in the jobs picture? >> i see the jobs picture being much more positive than markets. the numbers will be positive over 100,000 gains. unemployment numbers might go up but had bet that means more people putting their names on the rolls to get jobs and we see more jobs out there right now. cheryl: one of the things is staff major events and you work with major corporatio
security, janet napolitano. they're touring the damage to the hugh carey tunnel from brooklyn filled with water. the tunnel remains closed due to flooding from the aftermath of hurricane sandy. we expect them to make comments. we'll bring you those as soon as that happens. you see the picture. they're talking to people and looking what is going on down there so we'll stay on top of that. >>> back to politics in the final days of the election. they are reaching out to voters in several highly contested states. rich edson has the latest. rich, what are you hearing? lori: president obama, governor romney are on the way to next campaign stops. president obama has left wisconsin for nevada. then he is off to colorado. the handful of swing states see awful lot of candidates next five days. the obama campaign aides describe the campaign speeches as the first of his closing arguments stressing his administration has more work to do. the governor romney argues that the president's rhetoric makes it clear he is out of ideas. >> what you're seeing before your very eyes that the campaign is shri
andrew napolitano with us now. >> 88 cents a gallon, state and federal. >> in new york. >> you're right in new york and california, new jersey 30 cents cheaper. those are the two highest, california and new york, and california forget about trejigger the whole environment out there. >> and you're sort after critic of government. how do you feel that government handled the situation? >> now, funny you should say that because i was thinking about that as i was watching governor christie and while people may not always agree with his politics or even agree with his over the top style, i mean, he is the human being in whose hands the law has reposed the authority to make these very difficult decisions and he is making them. and he does have the assets and the resources with which to save human lives and he's using those assets and resources. and in this age we have given to the government the power that once belonged to family and neighborhoods and communities, either we live closer together and we're so big and we're so reliant on government that this is the way we do it today. and i think
the amount of product available, secretary napolitano issued a waiver, and i will refer you back to dhs for the details, but significance is it allows those ships that have currently capability of bringing an additional refined product into new york that were prohibited to allow them to come in and begin providing an additional products. is being done with the u.s. department of energy is being done with the u.s. our mental protection agency and other key members to increase the availability of refined products, getting pipelines back to deliveries, and increasing capabilities by the storm. upthe efforts continue. this waiver does allow ships that would otherwise have to bring refined products to new york and add a product. with that, i want to go to additional activities. the disaster assistance website is a mobile-friendly website and we continue to see more people that are getting assistance that way. we have added several counties yesterday in new jersey and we will continue to add in those requests as they come in from the states. 1-800-621-fema and disasterassistance.gov funding i
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